INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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................................................................................................. 38 3 Menu Operations ........ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ........................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card................................................ 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ........................................................................................................................................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer......................................................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques................................................... 58 6 ......................... 55 x Image Playback......................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits.................... 4 Chapters ........................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting................................................................................................................................................................ 27 Setting the Date and Time.................. 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery......................................................... 14 Nomenclature .............................. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List................. 35 Basic Operation ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 Selecting the Interface Language...................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups .................. 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .............. 10 Handling Precautions .................. 48 7 Disabling Flash................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Contents at a Glance.......... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night .................................................................................................................................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card .................................................................................................................. 26 Turning on the Power ........................................................................................................................................................................... 12 Quick Start Guide .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ...................................................................................................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery .......................

................................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer...........................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed .....................................................................................................................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .......................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE......72 A Selecting a Picture Style .................96 A AE Lock ............98 B: Setting the White Balance ...62 D Using the Built-in Flash ..............................................................................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ...............................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ..........................................91 A Registering a Picture Style......................................................................................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ...................................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ................................80 Depth of Field Preview .......................106 7 ........................................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ...........................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing............................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .............................................................................................................................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ..........................................................................................................................................................................82 a: Manual Exposure..........................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode .............................................................................................................................................99 2 White Balance Correction.69 i Continuous Shooting .....71 Setting the Image-recording Quality............................................................................................................................................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE........................................................................................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer .................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode..............97 A FE Lock..........

.........Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ...................................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color...... 139 File Numbering Methods ............................ 158 b Rotating the Image .................... 160 k Playing Movies ............................................................................................................ 142 B Checking Camera Settings........................................................ 138 Silencing the Beeper ..................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies........................................................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ..................................................................................................................................................... 164 8 ...................................................................................... 156 u/y Magnified View .................................. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ......................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time .................................. 138 Card Reminder ....................................................................................... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .................................................................................................................................................. 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings................................................. 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ...................................... 146 Setting the Flash ....... 159 k Enjoying Movies ....................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings .................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly......................... 111 Using AF to Focus ........ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ....................................................................................................................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ............. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ....................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.................. 113 Focusing Manually...................................... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ..................................................................................................................

..................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ...........188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .......................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...........................................................212 System Map ..........198 Setting Copyright Information........................................................171 B Shooting Information Display .................204 External Speedlites ...................................................................................................................................170 L Erasing Images ................................190 Custom Function Settings .......................................................225 Index ...................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image .............208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes.................224 Specifications ..........206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ....................................................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .........................176 wPrinting......................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)................................................................................................................................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ...........................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..203 Remote Control Shooting...................................................................................192 Registering My Menu .............................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ......218 Error Codes.........................210 Menu Settings ..............................................................................................................

78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.45 . 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.84 (Bulb exposure) p. 62.108 (A Live View shooting) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.50. 53.71 (j Self-timer) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p.46.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.

170 (K Image protect) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.72 (73. 83.175 (Direct printing) 11 . 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p. 1) p.72 (76.53.58 (x Playback) p.167 (Video OUT) p.68 (S AF point selection) p.156 (H Index display) p.171 (L Delete) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.

For stubborn dirt. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. 12 . wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. If condensation forms on the camera. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. reflex mirror. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. test all its functions before using it. If there is condensation. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. well-ventilated location. viewfinder. To prevent condensation. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. Even while the camera is in storage. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. do not use the camera. and focusing screen. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. card and battery from the camera. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. This is to avoid damaging the camera. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. dry. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. remove the lens. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation.

having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. or magnet. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. It will return to normal at room temperature. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. dusty.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Do not store the card in hot. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. speakers. physical shock.. or vibration. the camera may become hot. Store the card in a case. note the following: Do not drop. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. or humid locations. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. bend. However. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor.99% effective pixels. Live View shooting. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. Although this is not a malfunction.01% or less pixels. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Do not subject it to excessive force. are not a malfunction. 13 . etc. or wet the card. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. They do not affect the images recorded. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. In low or high temperatures.

(p. Set the power switch to <1>. see page 29. (p.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. insert it into the slot.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. Attach the lens.26) To charge the battery. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.31) With the card’s label facing you.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. see page 24. (p. . (p. (p.

(p. (p. the built-in flash will popup automatically.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. see page 107.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. 15 . Review the picture. (p. press the <x> button (p.58). Press the shutter button halfway. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. Take the picture. If necessary. Focus the subject.171). on the LCD monitor. To display the image again. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. To delete an image. 2 sec.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). and the camera will focus the subject. see “Erasing Images” (p. (p.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.13) Lens mount index (p.69.33) Contacts (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.33) Zoom ring (p.35) Contacts (p.231) Zoom ring (p.34) Hood mount (p.35) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom position index (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) Zoom position index (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.33) 21 .69.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Focusing ring (p.

Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).

1 Eyepiece cover 23 . Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.205).

For safety reasons. follow the above procedure in reverse.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . attach the battery securely.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. the full-charge lamp will turn green. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. As shown in the illustration. When the battery is fully recharged. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.10°C / 43°F . To detach the battery. 24 . 2 Attach the battery. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. It takes approx.

25 . The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. When not using the camera. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. a small amount of power current is released. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. remove the battery. Even during storage. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Doing so can damage the battery charger. After recharging the battery.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. Purchase a new battery. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. If necessary.

Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. After opening the battery compartment cover. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. be careful not to swing it back further. 26 . Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera.until it snaps shut. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 2 Insert the battery. the battery Insert the end with contacts. the hinge might break. Otherwise. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. To prevent short circuiting. 3 Close the cover.

see page 29 to set the date/time.139).37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture...37). the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. the LCD monitor will display <f>. the <f> icon might not be displayed. During the sensor cleaning.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. <1> : The camera turns on.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. Set to this position when not using the camera. 27 . Even during the sensor cleaning. [Recording . About Auto Power Off To save battery power. To turn on the camera again. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. just press the shutter button halfway (p. This is normal and not a problem. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval.

c : Battery will be exhausted soon. 550 shots Approx. n : Battery must be recharged. but adequate power remains.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. x : Battery level is slightly down. 470 shots without flash use and approx. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. no Live View shooting. Depending on the lens used. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 270 shots with 50% flash use. see page 109. For battery life with Live View shooting. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. • Using the LCD monitor often. 28 . 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. the number of possible shots may be lower. 470 shots Approx. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx.

Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Be sure to set the correct date/time.to select the the <U> key date or time number. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. the date/time might be reset. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. then press <0>.) setting. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Under 2 Time]. Press then press <0>. then press <0>. 1 Display the menu. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. set the date/time again. Press the <V> key to set the number. the 3 SetPress date and time. (Returns to b.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. 29 . the [6] tab. If this happens. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. The date/time will be set.

Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. the the <V> key to select language. then press <0>. tab. the 3 SetPress desired language. The interface language will change. 30 .3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top).

When you set the power switch to <1>.138). Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). the card. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. etc. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. image-recording quality. ISO speed. 3 Close the cover. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. 31 .

Doing so may damage the image data. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. then open the cover.140). • Opening the card slot cover. If the error persists. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. 32 . remove and reinstall the card.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. use a different card. Set the power switch to <2>. Gently in the The card will stick out. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. • Removing the battery. never do any of the following. card. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. or data is being transferred. being erased. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. the 2 Remove pushcard. Pull the card straight out. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. The card may then return to normal.. Make sure the access lamp is off. then let go.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor.. If the card already contains recorded images. then close the cover. Check that “Recording. • Shaking or banging the camera around.42). It may also damage the card or camera. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer.

autofocus will not operate. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. When storing the camera without a lens attached. do it in a place with minimal dust. Red index lens. lens. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. 33 . Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). 4 Remove the front lens cap.

88 x 0. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Image sensor size (22. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.) 34 .59 in. Turn the lens until it stops. turn the lens as shown by the arrows.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.3 x 14. do it before focusing.6x. then detach it. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly.9 mm / 0. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. do not touch the rotating part.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Doing so may cause loss of vision. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.42 x 0. If you want to zoom. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.94 in.

The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. However. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.5-5. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5. The Image Stabilizer will operate. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. picture.6 IS lens as an example. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. 35 .5-5. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.

3.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. sold separately) is recommended. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. see page 107. 36 . Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 2. 6. 5. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. 4. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. To maintain a stable stance. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. place one foot in front of the other.

• Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. and image recording. image playback. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. 37 . then slowly press the shutter button completely. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Even during the menu display. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. To prevent camera shake. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. You can press the shutter button halfway. It can cause blurred pictures.

In the Basic Zone modes (except C). When the shooting settings are displayed. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. you can select certain drive modes (p. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). the the <S> key to select function to be set. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. This is called the Quick Control screen. 38 . press the <Q> button.72).70) and the imagerecording quality (p. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. the 2 SetPress desired setting. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.

The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.86) AF mode (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.70) Metering mode (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen. select the function and press <0>.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.103) Drive mode (p.80) Shutter speed (p.89) Shooting mode* (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.99) ISO speed (p. <0> 39 .75) White balance (p.72) Picture Style (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.

Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . and <0> button on the camera back. date/time.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <S> cross keys. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. use the <M> button. etc. While looking at the LCD monitor.

3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. 41 .) The current setting is indicated in blue. Press the <M> button to display the menu. tab. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. then press <0>. 4 Select the setting. <0> to setting. the setting. 5 SetPress desired set it. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. A list of menu functions is on page 212. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. item.

select [Format]. When the card is formatted. then press <0>.. Select [OK]. Even protected images will be erased. 1 Select [Format]. Under the [5] tab. etc. For low-level formatting. format the card with the camera. When the formatting is completed. then select [OK]. all images and data in the card will be erased. If necessary. before formatting the card. 2 Format the card.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. transfer the images to a computer. the menu will reappear. press <0>. then The card will be formatted. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. 42 .

Then format the card with the camera. the software in the card must be installed in your computer.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. Even in this case. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. When the card is formatted or data is erased. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. The actual data is not completely erased. A card-related error is displayed (p. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. 43 . When discarding the card. The card is full with images or data. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. only the file management information is changed. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.224). Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card.

etc. the display-off sensor (p. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. menu screen. 44 . When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. the LCD monitor might turn off. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. If a fluorescent light is nearby. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. If this happens. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen.17. Appears when you press the <x> button. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. In such a case. image. take the camera away from the fluorescent light.

all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. With the Basic Zone modes.210). The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.103). to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. Also. Ba si cZ one 45 . It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p.

you can push it back down with your fingers. 3 Focus the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. on the LCD monitor. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. the built-in flash will popup automatically. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. 46 . the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. halfway. If the built-in flash has popped up.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. and generally the closest object will be focused. If necessary. All the AF points will be used to focus. At the same time. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. Focus confirmation light picture. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

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The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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8ft>. Move to the subject as close as possible. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. the built-in flash will fire.25m/0. A simple background makes the flower. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. 52 . To make small things appear much larger. etc. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. If you have a zoom lens. use a macro lens (sold separately). Some lenses have indications such as <40. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. use the telephoto end.. stand out better. With a zoom lens. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. move away from the subject. Under low light.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. If you are too close to the subject.

If you hold down the shutter button. Hold the camera steady and shoot.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur.) and autofocusing will take effect. the beeper will continue beeping softly. use the <5> (Sports) mode. When you want to take the picture. continuous shooting (max. Aim the center AF point over the subject. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. 53 . the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. approx. press the shutter button completely. If focus cannot be achieved. Use the center AF point to focus. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle.7 shots per sec. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. During autofocusing. 3. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus.

54 . shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. If the self-timer is also used. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires.4 feet from the camera. When using a zoom lens. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Under low light. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Also. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Keep the person within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera.

<Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. picture. to select You can <S> key the function (7). the 3 SetPress desired setting. depth of field. 55 . The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. For details about each function. color tone (Picture Style). * CA stands for Creative Auto. the image-recording quality. etc. However. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. the the <S> key to select function to be set. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. see page 56-57.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

the background will look more blurred. the background will look more in focus. If you move it toward the right. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. When flash is used. If you want to blur the background. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. <D> (Flash on). (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you move it toward the right. If you set <b> (Flash off). 56 . see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. the picture will look darker. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. the background might not look so blurred. the picture will look brighter. it will not be applied.

you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. * By pressing <0>..75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes.204). see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec.7 frames per second (fps). continuous. (p. 57 . landscapes. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes.71. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. the set number of shots is taken continuously. or black-and-white photos.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. (5) Single. By pressing <0>. you can set it for portraits. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. Remote control shooting is also possible (p.

1 Playback the image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. see page 155. image. Each time you press the <B> button. press the <Z> key. When you press the <x> button. 58 .x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. the display format will change. For more details on the playback procedure. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. press the <Y> key. the last captured image will be displayed.

to prevent spoiled shots. you can set various functions and be more creative. * <d> stands for Program. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. 3 59 . The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. * AE stands for Auto Exposure.

and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. This is called Program AE. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 60 . 2 Focus the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. 4 Take the picture.

and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. In bright light (4000 22). Program shift is not possible with flash. The program can be shifted. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. drive mode.62) or use flash (p. The functions you can set are limited. In the <d> mode. To match the subject and ambient lighting level.210). either increase the ISO speed (p. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). built-in flash.64). press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. many functions such the AF mode.64). Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. After you take the picture. the program shift will be canceled. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. In very low light or very bright light. and other functions (p. So under low light.5). (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. as shown in the figure. In low light (30" 3.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. drive mode. decrease the ISO speed. With <d>.62) or use the built-in flash (p. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. 61 . you can change the ISO speed (p. You can freely set the AF mode.

the ISO speed. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.192). In the Basic Zone modes. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.6400. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].63).64). noise (banding. etc.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level.63).400 400 . H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. the farther the flash range will be (p. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.Fn)] menu. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. dots of light.6400 (p.194). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.1600 1600 . With “AUTO” selected.) may appear. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . 1 Press the <Z> button. 62 .

Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . the ISO speed will be set within this range. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. 63 . 400. then press <0>. 1600. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. 800. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. As indicated below. select [ISO Auto]. then press <0>.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 .6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. 200. However. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. Therefore. in the image’s shooting information. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. Under the [y] tab. When “AUTO” is set. Select the ISO speed. or 3200.

5 .5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.17 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.49 1 .61 1 .34 1 .97 1 .5.7.5 .1/200 sec.24 1 .5 / 3.5 . In the <d> mode.D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.11 / 3.5 1 .42 / 3. button halfway. the flash will fire for the picture. In Creative Zone modes.26 / 3. 1 Press the <D> button.5 / 3.5 .5 .5 .5 .7. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 .43 1 .15 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 / 3.5 / 3.5 . or backlit conditions in daylight. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .3. picture.13 / 3. the shutter speed (1/60 sec. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .12 1 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3. low light.69 1 .5 / 3.4. .9.6 IS lens 64 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.2.19 / 3.5 / 3.22 1 .5 .5-5.3.5 .11 1 . While the flash is recycling.5 .5 .5 / 3.15 / 3.21 / 3.31 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.138 [Approx.5 / 3.5 .30 / 3.5-5.6.

increase the ISO speed. when the room is well lit. Under the [1] tab. when you press the shutter button halfway. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. decrease the ISO speed. Then when you press the shutter button completely. decrease the ISO speed.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. take the picture after this display turns off. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. For important shots. By increasing the ISO speed. then press <0>. When you press the shutter button halfway. For best results. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the subject. then press <0>. or when you go closer to the subject. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. the picture will be taken. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). select [Red-eye reduc. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye.]. Select [Enable]. In bright light. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. For flash photography. you can extend the flash range. 65 . If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject.

2 Press mode] will appear. With evaluative metering (p. In the Basic Zone modes. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. 1 On the lens. the camera will focus only once. When focus is achieved. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. 4 Focus the subject. 66 . the <ZE> button. You can then recompose the shot if desired. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway.86). the optimum AF mode is set automatically. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the focus will be locked. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. When you press the shutter button halfway. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. then press <0>.

Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. Also. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. if the subject starts moving. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. the subject will be focused continuously. When the AF point selection (p. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Recompose the picture and try to focus again.202). 67 . However. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. During autofocusing. If this occurs. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable].68) is automatic. With AI Servo AF. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. the beeper will sound softly. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing.

the subject. Therefore. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. Generally. <s>. and <a> modes. automatic AF point selection will be set. all the AF points are active. When all AF points light up. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. 68 . While looking at the viewfinder. <f>. With the <d> (Program AE). 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. 1 Press the <S> button. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. 2 Select the AF point. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus.

The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. 69 . high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. If you focus the eyes first. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. 2 Focus the subject. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. Also. with a fast lens from f/1.8. First use the center AF point to focus. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. the beeper sounds. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing.0 to f/2. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. select and use the center AF point. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If it is difficult to focus.

193) is set to [2: Strong]. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. 2 Select <i>. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. Since the flash will require recycling time.7 shots per sec. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. Press the <U> then press <0>.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. 70 . 3 Take the picture. key to select <i>. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. In AI Servo AF mode.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. Flash can also be used. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease.

(p. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. 71 . the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. press the <YiQ> button. self-timer The remote control can also be used. attach the eyepiece cover (p. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. self-timerN (p. use focus lock (p. 2 Select the self-timer. Look through the viewfinder. After taking self-timer shots. Q: 10-sec.204) l: 2-sec. then press the shutter button completely.58). 3 Take the picture. focus the subject.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken.106) q: 10-sec. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. it may throw off the exposure. Two seconds before the picture is taken. then press <0>. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. With <q>. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. beeper.205).

) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. ISO speed. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.5M) Approx.0.7 2. 17.5+6. 17.2 1.9. and other settings. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). image size in pixels (****x****).9 megapixels (18M) Approx. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. 1 Select [Quality]. 72 .5 megapixels (4. 17. then press <0>.5 megapixels) and the image quality. select [Quality]. [Quality] will appear. number of possible shots. * The file size.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. or 4. card brand. ISO 100. Select the desired quality. Under the [1] tab. 2 Selectyour reference.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. and Standard Picture Style.2 3.1 24. 8.4 1.4 3. 4. Custom Functions.5 24. the image-recording quality. 8. then press <0>.

Depending on the shooting conditions. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. 14.5x11. For details. 83 A4 (29. If A3 (42x29. the 7 image has higher image quality. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. If 8 is selected. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.8x12. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. but more images can be saved to the card.7x21cm/ 1 83. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. 11. the image quality will be slightly lower.7x8. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.7cm/7.7cm/16.3in. 73 . Or.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. it might be fewer than indicated. 1.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.8x10cm/5. or 1+73 is recommended.) you want to crop the image. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .7in. Other than 1. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate.9in.8x3.9.0x5.0in. Even with the same number of pixels.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.

Using the provided software is recommended.CR2 for RAW).Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. CR2 0001 . About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 74 .JPG for JPEG and . (Noise may be noticeable in the images. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. JPG File extension 1. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. Picture Style. By changing the [Color tone] (p. Effective for close-ups of women or children. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid.92). The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. and crisp. [Picture Style] will appear. picture. The image looks softer. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. and very sharp and crisp images. sharp.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. then press <0>. 1 Press the <XA> button. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. you can adjust the skin tone. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. 75 . Effective for impressive landscapes.

76 . a Picture Style file. [Landscape]. W User Def.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. etc.91). make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images.. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. When [Monochrome] is selected. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. Other than with 1. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. and adjust it as desired (p. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. For natural colors and subdued images. The image is dull and subdued.

77 . or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. aperture setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. Except for <8>.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. The second half of this chapter.

and turning it to the left sets a slower one. However. picture. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. “0"5” indicates 0. 78 .5 sec. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the desired shutter speed. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. and “15"” is 15 sec. * <s> stands for Time value.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Also. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely.

If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. If the exposure will be too bright. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. or slower. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. 79 . To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. If you use a telephoto lens. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to 1/500 sec. If this happens. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. If this happens. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. If the exposure will be too dark. to 1/30 sec.

the desired aperture. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. If no lens is attached to the camera.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. the smaller the aperture opening will be. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). picture. 80 . * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture.

turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. If the picture will be too dark. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. the “30"” (30 sec. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the narrower the depth of field. If this happens. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. On the other hand. If this happens. but also the lens and subject distance.) shutter speed display will blink. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. Under low light. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. If the picture will be too bright. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. And the closer the subject.) shutter speed display will blink. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. 81 . In such cases. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range.

auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting.112). If you are handholding the camera. . and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. (fixed)] (p. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. Using a tripod is recommended. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. to suit the scene’s brightness. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). 82 .Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.192). the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. In low light.30 sec. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder.

The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. * <a> stands for Manual. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. To set the aperture. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. or to bulb.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. to 1/30 sec. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. With flash. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. To set the shutter speed. 83 .103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. You can decide which exposure level to set. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. turn the <6> dial. the exposure level mark will move.

You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. the image might look a little grainy. 84 . Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. etc. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.193). A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.204. later. It can be used to photograph fireworks.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page.204) for bulb exposures. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. 205) is recommended. For bulb exposures. p.

All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. 85 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. Decrease the ISO speed. it means that the subject is too bright. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. 3 Take the picture. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. Flash can be used. Use a tripod to steady the camera. the subject. I want to use flash. Increase the ISO speed. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. it means that the subject is too dark. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. The exposure is correct. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. A slow shutter speed has been set.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. however.

etc. This metering mode is for advanced users. This metering mode is for advanced users. 86 . q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. then press <0>.select the the <U> key to metering mode. then press <0>. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. select [Metering mode]. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. 1 Select [Metering mode].q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. Normally. Under the [2] tab. the 2 SetPress metering mode. evaluative metering is recommended. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure.

hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. 87 . the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. comp./AEB] on page 89. After taking the picture.

If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Press the [Flash exposure comp. comp] (p.] will be displayed at the bottom.149). 2 Select [y]. 88 . 1 Display the Quick Control screen. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. setting] option. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo./ AEB] menu (p.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. To make the flash exposure brighter. press the <Q> button (p. Select [Flash exp. With the shooting settings displayed.38). turn the <6> dial to the left. comp.89).<S> key to select [y*]. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. turn the <6> dial to the right. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. After taking the picture.

2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. decreased exposure. select [Expo. comp. and increased exposure. the AEB amount. You can then choose the best exposure. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. then press <0>. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount./AEB]. 89 .3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). comp. AEB amount picture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. When you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Under the [2] tab. Press <0> to set it./AEB].

and increased exposure.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. etc. Using AEB with exposure compensation.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. If <i> continuous shooting (p. and increased exposure. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. AEB will be applied. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. With <q> set. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. the AEB’s effect might be minimal.57). the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. flash recycling is complete. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. you can take three continuous shots. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. decreased exposure. 90 . Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. decreased exposure. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure.

then press the Select Style. <B> button. screen will appear. 1 Select [Picture Style]. Under the [2] tab.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To customize [Monochrome]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. then press <0>. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. take test shots. The Detail set. the 4 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. then press <0>. see page 93. parameter. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. To see the resulting effects.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. select [Picture Style]. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. 91 .

To decrease the color saturation. 92 . To make it less sharp. set it toward the minus end. the redder the skin tone will look. set it toward the plus end. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. the blander the image will look. the sharper the image will look. the bolder the colors will look. The closer it is to G. set it toward the minus end. the more yellow the skin tone will look. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to F. By selecting [Default set. To make it sharper. To make the skin tone redder. To increase the contrast. To increase the color saturation. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. The closer it is to E.] in step 3. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to H. the softer the image will look. The closer it is to H. set it toward the minus end. To decrease the contrast. The closer it is to H. the crisper the image will look. set it toward the E end.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. the more diluted the colors will look. set it toward the plus end. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. To make the skin tone less red.

It can make the image look more impressive. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The blue sky will look more natural. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. you can create a monochrome image in that color. The sunset will look more brilliant. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. 93 . The blue sky will look quite dark. and the white clouds will look crisper.

*]. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 1 Select [Picture Style]. 2]. 1]. screen will appear. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. select [Picture Style]. press With [Picture <0>. 3 Press <0>. then press the Select [User Def. The Detail set. select the Picture Style here. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. then press <0>. 94 . You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. Style] selected. <B> button. 2 Select [User Def. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. Style. Under the [2] tab.]. or [User Def. then press <0>. [User Def. 3].

The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear.144). If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. all the [User Def. then press <0>.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. 95 . To shoot with the registered Picture Style. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *]. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. the 6 SetPress parameter. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *] will be displayed in blue. *] and then shoot. *]. For details.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. *] settings will revert to the default. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. then press <0>. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93.

Adobe RGB. select [Color space]. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. For normal shooting. In Basic Zone modes. sRGB is recommended. Under the [2] tab. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.0 (Exif 2.21). the color space.0 (Exif 2. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.21). the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). then [sRGB] press <0>. sRGB is set automatically.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. then press <0>. 96 . With this camera. The ICC profile is not appended. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. 1 Select [Color space].

Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. The exposure setting will be displayed. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. button. It is effective for backlit subjects. This is called AE lock. it locks the current auto exposure setting. 1 Focus the subject. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. and take picture.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. 97 . Each time you press the <A> button.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. then recompose and take the shot. Press the shutter button halfway. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock).

The flash is fired to take the picture. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. then press the <A> button.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. <A> button. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. Each time you press the <A> button. 4 Take the picture. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. 98 . This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. In the viewfinder. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. the <D> icon will blink. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash.

2 Select the white balance. white object should fill the spot metering circle. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. Normally. 1 Photograph a white object. [White appear. In Basic Zone modes. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. The “Approx. You can set any white balance. <Q> will be set automatically. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Spot metering circle 99 . the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. The plain. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. then press <0>.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white.

select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. 2 Select [Custom tab. it cannot be selected in step 3. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. then press <0>. Press the <WB> button. then press <0>. a correct white balance might not be obtained. select [OK] and the data will be imported. then press <0>. data. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. If you do step 3. 4 Select the custom white balance. Instead of a white object. When the menu reappears.76). 100 .B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. Press the <U> key to select <O>. On the dialog screen which appears. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. press the <M> button to exit the menu.

) Sample setting: A2. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. M is magenta. then press <0>. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. During the white balance correction. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. Under the [2] tab. A is amber. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. and G is green. G1 101 . White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. On the upper right. the correction. B is for blue.

Magenta (M) bias. or 1. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. Set the white balance bracketing amount. Amber (A) bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). In step 2 for white balance correction. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. 2. On the right. and 3. 2. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. when you turn the <6> dial. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. 102 . the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Blue (B) bias. the card will take longer to record the shot. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Green (G) bias. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Standard white balance. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Since three images are recorded for one shot. and 3. Standard white balance. During WB bracketing. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount.

103 . the correction is done when the image is captured. the setting. flash exposure compensation. set this to [Disable] first. [Standard] is set automatically. the image might still come out bright. 3 Take the picture. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. For RAW images. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. then press <0>. With JPEG images. The default setting is [Standard]. then press <0>. noise might increase. In Basic Zone modes. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. Under the [2] tab. If you want a darker exposure. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

]. Under the [1] tab. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination.]. select [Peripheral illumin. correct. screen. 3 Take the picture. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. the four corners of the picture might look darker. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. The default setting is [Enable]. correct. then press <0>. With JPEG images. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. the correction is done when the image is captured. For RAW images. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination.

With EOS Utility (provided software). For JPEG images already captured. the correction amount will be lower. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). if you select [Enable]. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. even if [Correction data available] is displayed. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. When using a non-Canon lens. In step 2. 25 lenses. 105 . you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. the lower the correction amount will be. For details. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. The higher the ISO speed. Depending on shooting conditions. If the lens does not have distance information. noise might appear on the image periphery.

1 Focus the subject.195). Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. then the picture is taken 2 sec. but no picture will be taken. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. The mirror will swing up. In such cases. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. 2 Press the shutter button completely again.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. mirror lockup is effective. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. press the transmit button. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. single shooting will take effect. it will go back down automatically. later. When you press the shutter button completely. 106 . press the shutter button completely. Do not point the camera toward the sun. Remote control shooting. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. delay. later. the mirror locks up. there will be a shutter-release sound. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p.

If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. For details. camera shake can cause blurred images. Using a tripod is recommended. 107 . 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. This is called “Live View shooting.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.

When you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. The image’s field of view is approx. 2 Focus the subject.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. 108 . The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Press the <A> button. picture. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. with AF or Before shooting. After the image review ends. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. 100%. focus manual focus (p.113-120).

1 hr. During Live View shooting. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. there will be two shutter sounds.] to [Enable]. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). When flash is used.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. 30 min. 109 . Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. do not point the lens toward the sun. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. set [Live View shoot. but only one shot will be taken.

it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. 110 . If <g> is blinking. However. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. If flash is used or bulb is set. the information display will change. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.or bright-light conditions.

2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. function and set it. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 1 Press the <Q> button. and AF mode. the AF points will also be displayed. When <f> is selected. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 111 . Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. drive mode. you can also set the white balance. Picture Style. In Creative Zone modes.

you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately).]. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. you can display grid lines. [7 Clear settings]. or [Quick mode] (p. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period.114). Even while the Live View image is displayed.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting.113). In Creative Zone modes. [6 Sensor cleaning]. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. the Live View shooting will be terminated. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p.167. 169). you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. p. (camera power remains on). Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. 112 .204) for Live View shooting. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. or [7 Firmware Ver. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min.139).118). [u Live mode] (p. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. During continuous shooting.

press the <L> button. Also. 113 . While the Live View image is displayed. If you want to achieve precise focus. Under [6 Live View function settings]. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen.120). set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. and [Quick mode] (p. and focus manually (p. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. magnify the image. 1 Display the Live View image. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. The AF point < > will appear. p. Press the <A> button. To return the AF point to the center.118). [u Live mode] (face detection.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. AF point 2 Move the AF point. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. select [AF mode]. Select the AF mode.114). to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode.

the AF point will turn orange. <q> will be displayed. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. Press the <A> button. 114 . human faces are detected and focused. If multiple faces are detected. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. When focus is achieved. Have the target person face the camera. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway.108). u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. When a face is detected. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. If focus is not achieved.Using AF to Focus the subject. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.

the <p> will be grayed out. too bright or too dark. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. or partially hidden. If focus is not achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. picture. titled horizontally or diagonally. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. the AF point will turn orange. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. When focus is achieved. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. If the focus is way off.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. If a face cannot be detected.108). An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. When you press the <L> button.113). face detection will not be possible. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. 115 . You can press the <S> key to move the AF point.

Even when focus has been achieved. 116 . The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. In the u Live mode. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. the image will be magnified at the AF point. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. the focus might be off. then take the picture. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. If this happens. return to the normal view and autofocus.

Subjects at the edge of the picture. color. Subjects in low light.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. or pattern keeps changing. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. 117 . Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. A special effects filter is used. Under a light source whose brightness. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Extremely small subjects. Night scenes or points of light. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. flat surfaces. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction.

118 . the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.<Q> button. Although you can focus the target area quickly. and the larger box is the magnifying frame.66). The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Press the <A> button. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point.

the reflex mirror will go back down. and AF will be executed. When focus is achieved. The Live View image will turn off. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. 119 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture.108). You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed.Using AF to Focus the subject. The AF point used to focus will light in red. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.

the image. After achieving focus. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. press the <u> button to return to the normal view.108). To return the magnifying frame to the center. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. Each time you press the <u> button. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 2 Move the magnifying frame. press the <L> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. 3 Magnifythe <u> button.the magnified image. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. picture. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. 120 .

the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the image quality might degrade. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. such as the sun. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. 121 . the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. In low light.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If this happens. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. If the light source within the image changes. If you point the camera in a different direction. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. If you then continue with Live View shooting. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. However. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. the screen might flicker. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. However. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. When you magnify the image.

Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. etc. the exposure might not come out as desired. This is to prevent image degradation. 122 . dots of light. During the magnified view. Even if you take the picture during magnified view.) may appear. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. Before taking a long exposure. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. the image will be captured in the normal view. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red.191).Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. If you take the picture during magnified view. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. noise (banding. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.

To check the card’s read/write speed. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. The movie recording format will be MOV. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. the movie might not playback properly. 123 . the movie might not be recorded properly. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).

Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.167. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. 124 . The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. press <A> again. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. When you press the shutter button halfway. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. During movie shooting. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. 2 Focus the subject. While the movie is being shot. 169). The reflex mirror will make a sound.movie. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. do not point the lens toward the sun. If necessary. 3 Shooting the movie.113-120). the camera will focus with the current AF mode. To stop movie shooting.

shutter speed.. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.16). the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask.16).131). 125 . 20 min. and aperture are set automatically.97). With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. At 0°C/32°F: Approx.126) on the screen’s bottom left. The ISO speed. size] setting (p. you can set the exposure compensation. the top. press the <S> button. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. 1 hr. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. If you use Movie crop.5mm dia. During movie shooting. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. bottom. 40 min. left. 1 hr.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting.

When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. 126 . Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the information display will change. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip.

[Movie Under the [o] tab. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. aperture. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. . To set the shutter speed. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users.6400 127 . then press <0>.1/30 sec. 3 Select [Manual]. and ISO speed for movie shooting.1/60 sec.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. To set the aperture. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. . Select [Manual].6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . The reflex mirror will make a sound. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. turn the <6> dial. select exposure]. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. the speed. then press <0>. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.

Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. and aperture will not be displayed. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure.173). AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. due to the drive of the lens aperture. The faster the shutter speed. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. With Auto ISO. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p.124). a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. With manual exposure shooting. the movie image might flicker. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. will be recorded.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. is recommended. to 1/125 sec. 128 . the shooting mode. shutter speed. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p.

If you take a still photo during movie shooting. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. 1 sec. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card.

3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. When <f> is selected.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 1 Press the <Q> button. function and set it. 130 . image-recording quality (for still photos). movierecording size. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. the AF points will also be displayed. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. and AF mode. Picture Style. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Auto Lighting Optimizer.

China. Also. Mexico. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Still photos cannot be taken. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. etc. 131 . etc. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. in [Live mode]. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Russia. Australia. The aspect ratio will be 4:3.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. The aspect ratio will be 4:3.). Korea. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. : Standard-definition recording quality. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing.). Japan. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake.

However. 24 min. continuous autofocusing is not possible. or [Quick mode]. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. You can select [Live mode]. [u Live mode]. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 39 min. AF will be executed in Live mode. 59 sec. 165 MB/min. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 1 hr.000 pixels at [640x480]. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 12 min. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. and approx. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 330 MB/min. press the <A> button. AF is possible during movie shooting. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). If you autofocus during movie shooting. 49 min. 330 MB/min. To start movie shooting again. 49 min.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. you can extract a still image from the movie. 132 . approx. AF during k When [Enable] is set. 300.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119.

The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. • AE/AF. For AF. AE lock is not possible. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. AE lock is not possible. press the <w> button. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. While holding down the <w> button. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). then press the transmit button. p. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. For AF. • AF/AF lock. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <w> button for AE lock. press the <w> button.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. still photo shooting will take effect. 133 . press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF.

127). monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. shutter speed. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. set this option to [Auto]. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. 134 . The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . and aperture for movie shooting (p. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On].16). The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. you can display grid lines. If [Enable] is set.5mm dia.6400. highlight detail will be improved. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].

shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. If you take still photos during movie shooting. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. the faster the indicator will climb upward. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If the indicator becomes full. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. you should set the IS switch to <2>. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. 135 . the movie shooting might stop. First. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. If the card has a fast writing speed.126) will be displayed in red. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. The slower the card. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card.

If this happens. turn off the camera. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. 136 . However. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the movie shooting will stop automatically. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the sound will be properly recorded. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the image quality may be degraded. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. The image quality of movies is not affected. When not shooting. However. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 169) and shoot a movie. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. the <E> icon may appear on the screen.167.

146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.153) 7 137 .143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Card Reminder (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.

If [Hold] is set.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. During the image review. the image display will end. Select [Disable]. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. Under the [1] tab. select [Beep]. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. then press <0>. and you cannot release the shutter. Select [Disable]. 138 . select [Image review]. If [Off] is set. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. Select the desired review time. select [Release shutter without card]. then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time.

139 . press the <B> button. Under the [6] tab. To turn on the LCD monitor again.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power.. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. then press <0>. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. When checking the exposure of an image. then press <0>. You can set this auto power-off time. select [Auto power off]. select [LCD brightness]. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. With the adjustment screen displayed. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. Select the desired power-off time. If [Off] has been set. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. then press <0>.

[Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. select [File numbering].JPG. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . You can change how the file number is assigned.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. Under the [5] tab. The available settings are described below. Select one. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. then press <0>. then press <0>. If you want to use continuous file numbering. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. Even after you replace the card.

The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. for example. the file name will start with “IMG_”. For both JPEG and RAW images. After the manual reset. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. If the file number in folder No.CR2” for RAW images. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. The extension will be “. you should use a newly-formatted card. the file numbering restarts from 0001. Each time you replace the card.JPG” for JPEG images. Replace it with a new card. 141 . MOV” for movies. and “. When you reset the file numbering manually. “. 999 reaches 9999. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. To restart the file numbering from 0001.

Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. Select one. then playback the image. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. In such a case. then press <0>. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. On the camera’s LCD monitor. Also. Use the software provided with the camera instead. select [Auto rotate]. [OnPD] is set. The setting of this feature can be changed. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. 142 . the image might not rotate for playback. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. then press <0>. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Set [OnPD]. The available settings are described below. but the image does not rotate during playback. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. Under the [5] tab. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. It will be rotated.

142) LCD monitor auto off (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.146) Date/Time (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.150) 143 .29) Beeper (p.102) Live View shooting (p. While the menu is displayed.138) Auto power off (p.96) WB correction (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.107) Red-eye reduction (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.101)/ WB bracketing (p.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. Select [OK]. select [Clear settings]. 144 . select [Clear all Custom Func. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. (C. then press <0>. 1 Select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. desired setting.Fn)]. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. Under the [7] tab. select [Clear all camera settings]. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page.

Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 . Enable Enable 2 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec.

Under the [5] tab. 146 . select [LCD auto off]. Select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab. Select [Screen color]. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. When you exit the menu. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [Disable]. select [Screen color]. then press <0>. Select the desired color. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen.

setting] The [Built-in flash func. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. 147 . The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. The flash functions will be displayed. Select [Flash control]. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. [Built-in flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. Under the [1] tab. The functions displayed under [External flash func. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] or [External flash func. setting]. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. then press <0>. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. If [Disable] is set. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. [Flash firing] Normally. The flash control screen will appear. setting] and [External flash func. set this to [Enable].3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting] and [External flash func. select [Flash control].

]. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. For details. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. However. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. With 2nd curtain sync. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. Shutter sync. * For other flash modes. setting] and [External flash func. This is for advanced users. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). you can also set [Hi-speed]. [Zoom]. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. Normally. 148 . and [Wireless set. and once immediately before the exposure ends.. If [2nd curtain] is set. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. If an external Speedlite is attached. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. • Setting the power switch to <2>. If the power is turned off. never do any of the following. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. • Opening the battery compartment cover. Clean the sensor with care. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. If the power is cut off. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Opening the card slot cover. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. A brush can scratch the sensor. 154 . the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended.

155 . going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.

3 Select the image. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. the last captured image will be displayed. When you press the <x> button. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 156 .x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 4 images and one image displayed. display. 1 Playback the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images.

On the bottom right. To change the jump method. On the single-image display. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. turn the <6> dial. by jumping.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. select [Date]. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. 157 . the jump method and current image location are indicated. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. select either one to display only movies or stills. press the <V> key. 1 Select the jump method. then press <0>. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method.

You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. Magnified area position around image. If you hold down the button. press the <x> button and the single image display will return.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. press the <u> button.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. 1 Magnify the image. 158 . During image playback. If you hold down the <u> button. The image will be magnified. A movie cannot be magnified. To exit the magnified display. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification.

A movie cannot be rotated. To exit and return to the menu.142) before taking vertical shots. 2 Select the image. <0>. 3 Rotate the image. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. press the <M> button. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. you need not rotate the image as described above. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. select [Rotate]. repeat steps 2 and 3. 159 . If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. Under the [3] tab. You can also select an image on the index display.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. then press <0>. 1 Select [Rotate].

Playback on a TV set (p. 160 . the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.167. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot.

For details on commercially-available software. inquire the software maker. see the PDF file instruction manual. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). For smooth movie playback. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. 161 . You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. use a high-performance personal computer.

During the index display. movie. Press the <x> button to display the image. 4 Playback[7] (Play). Select The movie will start playing.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. 162 . press On <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. see the next page. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. For more details on the playback procedure. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. During movie playback. then press <0>. Speaker the movie. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. As movies cannot be played on the index display. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. 3 Pressthe single-image display. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. With the single-image display. <0>. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie.

2 hr. adjust the sound volume with the TV set.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. During the single-image display. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. the movie will play frame-byframe. the still photo will be displayed for approx. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. it will fast forward the movie. 169) to playback a movie. If you hold down <0>. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. during the movie playback. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. it will rewind the movie.) 163 . Each time you press <0>.167.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. Each time you press <0>. If you hold down <0>. 1 sec. 30 min. a single previous frame is displayed. Displays the editing screen (p. Displays the movie’s first frame. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8.164). Displays the movie’s last frame. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.173).

To save it as a new movie. 1 On the movie playback screen. To change the editing. select [2] and press <0>. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. Select The save screen will appear. Then press <0>. increments (position indicated by [X]). To cancel the editing. 4 Save the[W]. movie. select [Overwrite]. be edited out. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). then press <0>. increments. select [X]. After deciding which part to edit out. go back to step 2. The editing screen will be displayed. 3 Check the edited movie. If the card does not have enough room. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. [New file] will not be selectable. then press <0>. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). Holding it down will fast forward the frames.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. 164 . To save it and overwrite the original movie file. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. press <0>. select [New file].

Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. then press <0>. Then press <0>. The [Select date] screen will appear. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. Only the movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. Under the [3] tab. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . select [Slide show]. If you selected [iDate]. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. 1 Select [Slide show].

Press then press <0>. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. The display time may vary depending on the image. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. During the slide show. During pause. 166 . see pages 167. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. 5 Quit the slide show.. the slide show will start. then press <0>. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. 169. press <0>. During pause. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. After [Loading image. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. auto power off will not take effect.] is displayed. During auto playback. During movie playback. To view the slide show on a TV set. then press the <M> button. you can press the <U> key to view another image.. the key to select [Set up]. To pause the slide show. press the <M> button. For still photos.

* Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. * Depending on the TV set. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. To playback movies. 167 . Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. see page 162. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. button. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. By pressing the <B> button. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. insert it into the <D> terminal. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. turn off the camera and television.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. part of the image displayed might be cut off.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. you can change the display format.

Doing so may cause a malfunction. Press the / button to select an option. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. For a slide show. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Select [Enable]. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. then press <0>. The menu will appear. then press the Enter button. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. then press <0>. When you press the camera’s <x> button. select [Ctrl over HDMI].Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. image. Under the [4] tab. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. then press the Enter button. In such a case. 168 . 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. Then press the Enter button. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera.

insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. In such a case. see page 162. Certain TV sets.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set.) To playback movies. button. may not operate properly. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. see the TV set’s instruction manual. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. the images will not be displayed properly. and use the camera to control the playback operation. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. 169 . Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. For details. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided.

Once an image is protected. If you format the card (p. only the protected images will remain. The protect setting screen will appear. then press <0>. To protect another image.42). the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen.172). press <0> again. then press <0>. When an image is protected. Image protect icon protect it. Under the [3] tab. press the <M> button. select [Protect images]. To cancel the image protection. The <K> icon will disappear. If you erase all the images (p. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. repeat step 2. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. you must first cancel the protection. 170 . The menu will reappear.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. To exit the image protection. 1 Select [Protect images]. To erase a protected image. the protected images will also be erased.

Under the [3] tab. select [Erase images]. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. press <0>. then image displayed will be erased. it cannot be recovered. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. 3 Erase the image. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 1 Select [Erase images]. then press <0>. Protected images (p. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. Once an image is erased. The Select [Erase]. protect them. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. 2 Press the <L> button. 171 .170) will not be erased. you can erase multiple images at one time. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased.

To display the three-image display. press the <I> button. to be erased. To return to the single-image display. Select [OK]. Press the <L> button. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. then press <0>. format the card (p. repeat step 3. all the images in the card will be erased. To also erase protected images. press the <u> button. 4 Erase the images. The selected images will be erased.L Erasing Images images]. To erase other images.42). 172 . When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. The images will be displayed. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card.

the 73 file size is displayed. the movie icon <k/ >. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. <G> will be displayed. 173 . To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. * For movie files. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. recording size <A/B/C>. recording format <D>. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. you can switch the shooting information display. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed.

the darker and less prominent the color. the highlight detail will be lost. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. And the more pixels there are toward the right. And if there are too many pixels on the right. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the brighter and denser the color. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. the respective color information will be lacking. If there are too many pixels on the left. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. The more pixels there are toward the left. green. the color will be too saturated with no detail. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the shadow detail will be lost. If there are too many pixels on the left. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. the brighter the image. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. 174 . [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). and blue). The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. the darker the image.

176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.Printing Images Printing (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. 9 175 . quantity to print. etc.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.

Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. up the printer. To connect to the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. 2 SetFor details. 176 .Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. see the printer’s instruction manual. 4 Turn on the printer. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. Some printers may make a beeping sound.

177 . On the print setting screen. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. Before disconnecting the cable. Press <0>. first turn off the camera and printer. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 6 Playback thex> button.184). Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. With a fully-charged battery. make sure it is fully charged. Press the < The image will appear. printing up to approx. 3. Press the <x> button to playback the image. select [Print]. 4 hours is possible. 2. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. For direct printing. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. do the following: 1. To find out what’s wrong. it indicates a problem with the printer. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. Movies cannot be printed.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image.

type. 178 . Sets the quantity to be printed. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.then press Select [Paper settings]. 3 Select [Paper settings]. * Depending on the printer. type. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. and layout. For details.setting screen will appear.180). and layout you have set are displayed.183). The paper size. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. 0 2 Press <print>. Sets the paper size. The paper settings screen will appear. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. Starts the printing. Some settings might not be available. <0>.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. see the printer’s instruction manual. Returns to the screen in step 1.

8. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. will be imprinted. white balance. 16. Option to print 2. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. then press <0>. aperture. lens name. The print setting screen will reappear. 179 . The paper type screen will appear. etc. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. or 20 images on one sheet. then press <0>. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. ISO speed. then press <0>. The page layout screen will appear. The print will have no borders. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p.185) will be printed.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. exposure compensation amount. shutter speed. the print will have borders. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. On A4 or Letter size paper. 4. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. the camera name.. shooting mode. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. * From the Exif data. 9.

zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Select the desired printing effect. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. The image noise is reduced before printing. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). go to step 5. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. you can also adjust the printing effect (p.182). then press <0>. * When you change the printing effects. yellowish blacks. 180 . If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. For details. However. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. then press <0>. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. If you any printing effects. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. bluish blacks. see the printer’s instruction manual. No automatic correction will be applied.need not set necessary. Prints in black-and-white with cool.

any trimming (p. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. necessary.183) will not be applied. 181 . press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. the number of copies will always be 1. all the settings will revert to the default. then press <0>.) Also. With Easy printing. Select <R>. To stop the printing. it may take longer to print the image. Select [Print]. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. 7 Start printing. then press <0>. Set as necessary. Select <I>. you can print another image using the same settings.144). then press <0>. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. then press <0>. (You cannot set the number of copies. then press <0>. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer.183) has been applied. If image tilt correction (p. With Easy printing. then select [OK]. Just select the image and press the <l> button. Set as desired.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. Set the number of copies. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are.

182 . Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. To adjust the [Color balance]. the face will be brightened for printing. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. use the <S> keys. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr.127) or highlight level (128 . and [Color balance]. When [On] is set. B is for blue. You can then adjust the printing effect. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. the red eye will be corrected for printing. When [On] is set. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. M is magenta. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. and G is green. press the <B> button. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. Red-eye corr.]. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. [Color tone]. [Saturation]. When you select [Detail set.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. select the printing effect. If you select [Clear all].255). you can adjust the [Contrast].] effects will not show on the screen. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. A is amber. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast.

Do the trimming right before printing. 1 On the print setting screen. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. and aspect ratio. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. The smaller the trimming frame. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. When you adjust the image tilt.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. you may have to set the trimming again. the size of the trimming frame will change. select [Trimming].5-degree increments. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. 2 Set the trimming frame size. The print setting screen will reappear. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. position. 183 .

see the printer’s instruction manual. The smaller you make the trimming frame. etc. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. 184 . look at the camera’s LCD monitor. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. While trimming the image. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. the grainier the picture will look on the print. For details on resuming the printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Press <0> to stop printing.wPrinting Depending on the printer. and check the waste ink tank. After fixing the problem.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. For details on how to fix a printing problem. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. no paper. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. resume printing. If you look at the image on a TV screen.

select [Print order]. the option as desired. then press <0>. (They cannot be set individually for each image. [Date]. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. Under the [3] tab.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. and file No.]. then press <0>. Select the desired setting. then press <0>. 2 Select [Set up]. and [File No. Select the option to be set. [Print type] [Date] [File No.] 185 . imprinting. then press <0>. Select [Set up]. date imprinting.

might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. select [Sel. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. Next. 186 . Press the <7> button. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Even if [Date] and [File No. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. both the [Date] and [File No. 4 Exit the setting. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. When printing with DPOF. on the print. depending on the image type. If this happens with your printer.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. With [Index] prints. Also. the date or file No.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Prints both the standard and index prints.] are set to [On]. the print order may not be possible. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. The print order screen will reappear. [On] imprints the file No. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print.

Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. To display the three-image display. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. Even if you select “All image”. If you specify more than this. 187 . RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. all the images might not be printed.Image Select and order images one by one. press the <u> button. To return to the single-image display. If you select [Clear all on card]. When using a PictBridge printer. press the <I> button. print no more than 400 images for one print order. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. After completing the print order.

5 Select [OK]. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. 188 . Before printing. you can easily print images with DPOF. Under [Adjust levels]. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing.180) if necessary. [Manual] cannot be selected. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. (p. If [Bordered] is set.178) Set the printing effects (p. the card’s remaining capacity was low. • When you set the index. select [Resume]. select [Print order].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 1 Prepare to print. If a problem occurs during printing. see page 184. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. 2 Under the [3] tab. be sure to set the paper size. • When you paused the printing. Depending on the printer. See page 176. 3 Select [Print].

Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.

then press <0>. 4 Exit the the <M> button. setting. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. Custom Function No. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. (C. select [Custom Functions (C.Fn)]. At the bottom of the screen. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. then press <0>.144).Fn)]. Under the [7] tab.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. Press to select the setting (number). 190 . Press the <U> the Custom Function No.

193 p.) 191 .Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.195 k C.194 p.194 k k k C. C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.195 p.196 p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. speed in Av mode p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting. (Settings are disabled.

3 Custom Function SettingsN
Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. 197 . To verify whether the image is original.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. the <L> icon will appear. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically.173).

To return to the screen in step 2. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. Menu]. press the <M> button. then press <0>. then press <0>. With [z] displayed. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. 198 . you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. the desired items. then Select [Register to My press <0>. You can register up to six items in My Menu. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. Then press <0>. Under the [9] tab. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. select [My Menu settings].3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. On the confirmation dialog. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. then Select press <0>. press the <V> key to change the order.

] to check the copyright information currently set. then press <0>. option. 4 Exit theentering the text.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. 1 Select [Copyright information]. 3 Enter text. press the After <M> button to exit. The text entry screen will appear. select [Copyright information]. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. Select [Display copyright info.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. setting. Under the [7] tab. 199 . then press <0>. it will be appended to the image as Exif information.

press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. 200 . Entering text In the bottom area. press the <S> key to select a character. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). then press <0> to enter it. Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas.

11 201 .Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. etc. system accessories.

) In such cases. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. etc.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. etc. For details. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. solid-color walls. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). etc. computer keyboards. see page 117.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky.6 or smaller (larger f/number). see the Extender’s instruction manual. 202 . do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.48). etc. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.

Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. After using the camera. Close the cover. 1 Connect the power cord. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 203 . the DC cord. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. 2 Connect the DC Coupler.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. unplug the power plug from the power outlet.

Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. During wireless remote control.4 feet from the camera. The camera will autofocus. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. When focus is achieved. 204 .Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. delay. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.71).

2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it.23) attached to the camera strap. use the eyepiece cover (p. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. 205 . 1 Remove the eyecup. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. To prevent this. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. eyepiece cover.

the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to .External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. setting]. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.] to be set. the flash will fire at full output only. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync.147). almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. For detailed instructions. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.] can be set for [External flash func. In other words. 206 . If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. only [Flash exp. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.

When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. It might not fire. 207 . If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. the flash can be fired at full output only. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. or slower. shoot in the manual flash mode. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact.

then press <0>. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. transmission. then press <0>. Without approval. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer).31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. 208 .] to Press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. select settings]. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I).]. use of the card is not permitted. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. If you set [Disable]. Select [Connection info. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. (p. then press <0>. set [Enable]. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. To set up. 4 Display the connection information. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. please check with the card manufacturer.

Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. see the card’s instruction manual. auto power off will not take effect. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. it may still transmit a signal. Because of the transmission function. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. The battery power will be consumed faster. 6 Take the picture. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. During the image transfer. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. 209 . For transferred images. Turn the camera off and on again. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. In hospitals. the Eye-Fi card may become hot.] is set to [Disable]. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point.58). You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. If the image transfer does not work. airports.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. For details. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *4: For autoexposure only. 211 . *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. [Remote control] can be set.

/ 8 sec. / 4 sec. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.Fn setting / Clear external flash C.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. 1. 2. [7] Set-up 3.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. [y] Shooting 3. 212 .

/ 2 min. 1600 / Max. 213 . / 8 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. 800 / Max. 3200 / Max. / 15 min. 400 / Max. / 1 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 4 min.

. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. min.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. month. day) and time (hour. (C.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. sec.

/ 30 sec. / 16 sec. no AE lock / AE/AF. / 1 min. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. comp. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off.]. Live View function settings 215 . the [Expo. Under the [2] tab. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 10 min. [7] Set-up 3. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. The [y] Shooting 3. / 30 min. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. WB Shift/BKT.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8.26). disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. If this happens. When the image recording is completed. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds.44). If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card.31).26).24).Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. Recharge the battery (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. If there is a problem with the battery charger. Press the <B> button (p. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. the power will turn off automatically. 218 .

Auto power off is in effect. 171). If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p.107.31.24). press the shutter button gently (p. set the IS switch to <1>. 69).31). replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. the number of possible shots will decrease. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. If the card is full. If you do not want auto power off to take effect.33). Purchase a new one. 37).36. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. 219 . a picture cannot be taken. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. The image is out of focus. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. To prevent camera shake. The camera turns off by itself. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. 123).31). The card is not properly inserted (p. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer.37. or focus manually (p.

The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.Fn)] menu. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. 220 . ISO 100 cannot be set. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If a card error message is displayed. or [Disable].Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.192). see page 42 or 224. the shutter speed becomes slow. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.134). This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard].Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. ISO 100 cannot be set.194). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.). the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. This also applies to movie shooting (p. If it is set to [Strong]. [Low]. etc. ISO 100 can be set (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. When I use the <f> mode with flash. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].194). Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed.193). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set.134).

The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. 59 sec. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. This is normal. movie shooting may stop automatically. The movie shooting terminates by itself. To find out the card’s read/write speed. When a movie is played. 221 . Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. etc. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken.109). The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting.. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. movie shooting will stop automatically.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. camera operation noise can be heard. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. If the card’s writing speed is slow.135). If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. If you use flash. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. see the card manufacturer’s Web site.

Set the color space to sRGB. The file numbering does not start from 0001.170). The menu screen shows few tabs and options. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. 222 . In low or high temperatures. If the LCD monitor is dirty. If Adobe RGB is set.96).Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. the first character will be an underscore (p. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. use a soft cloth to clean it.140). The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). If the image has been protected. The image cannot be erased. it cannot be erased (p. If you use a card which already has images recorded. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.40). It will return to normal at room temperature.

In such a case. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. The card reader does not detect the card. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. No image appears on the TV screen. 223 .214). and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). 169). This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect.167.29). If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.169).180). or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. The correct date and time has not been set (p. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.

replace the card. Countermeasures No. Operate the power switch (p. Cannot save images because card is full.27.31. The built-in flash could not be raised.31. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 40. 16). or format the card (p. Turn the camera off and on again. remove and install the battery pack 70.27). 01 02 05 224 . an error message will appear. or use a Canon lens (p. 171. or format the card (p. 26) * If the error still persists. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts. 42). Shooting is not possible due to an error.13. If there is a problem with the camera. erase unnecessary images. Remove and insert the card again. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. 20. Replace card. Card cannot be accessed. 50. Follow the onscreen instructions.Error Codes Error No. 42). write down the error No.27). Turn the camera off and 30. 10. Operate the power switch. 60. on again or re-install the battery. 04 Replace the card. 80 again. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. Operate the power switch (p. Turn the camera off and on again.

8.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. SDHC memory card. White fluorescent light. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . 18. Cloudy. 17.3 Auto. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. 17.3 x 14. single-lens reflex. Preset (Daylight. Shade. Faithful. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. 4. Neutral. Monochrome.0 JPEG. Tungsten light.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. SDXC memory card 22.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. 1 . 1. Landscape. Portrait. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. User Def.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. Flash). Manual.

18 (at 23°C/73°F.6400 Auto. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. 0. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .0 . AI Focus AF. Close-up. ISO 100 . Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. Portrait. AI Servo AF. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. shutter-priority AE. Program). ISO 100) One-Shot AF. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. Night Portrait. 95% Magnification: Approx. aperture-priority AE.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. Sports. Flash Off. depth-of-field AE.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). Creative Auto.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.+1.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.5 . Landscape.

4 USM lens. self-timer with 10sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range.: 13/43 (ISO 100. 1/4000 sec. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. to 1/60 sec. 3 sec. delay and 10-sec.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. continuous shooting. 34 shots RAW: Approx. Max. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . or 2-sec. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.) • Flash Retractable. approx.. 3.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. Available range varies by shooting mode. auto pop-up flash Guide No. X-sync at 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. (Full Auto mode). 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.7 shots/sec. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.

6400 (in whole-stop increments). 50p: 50.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx. 25p: 25.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. 1.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .04 million dots Approx. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 165 MB/min. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 330 MB/min.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.97 fps. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 165 MB/min. 24p: 23. 60p: 59.94 fps.00 fps.976 fps.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 .4 USM lens. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 330 MB/min.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.

4-image index. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . approx.5mm dia.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. approx.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. video/audio OUT.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. jump by 10 or 100 images. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. by shooting date. detailed info.5x . 9-image index. histogram). Single image + Info (Basic info. 1. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. by movie.

40°C / 43°F .104°F During shooting: 0°C . • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .2 mm / 1. Approx.5 x 75.40°C / 43°F .240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. 530 g / 18.1 x 3.4 in.3 mm / 5.40°C / 32°F .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.5 mm / 2.4 x 55. 82 g / 2.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.5 x 0. Weight: Approx.7 oz.8 oz.9 oz.6 x 2.7 x 1.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .8 x 97. Weight: Approx.9 oz. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .0 in.2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .8 x 3.1 x 3.40°C / 43°F . 52 g / 1.4 in.1 x 15.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . Approx.2 in. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C . Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. (CIPA testing standards) Approx. 475 g / 16.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.1 x 3. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .5 mm / 2.40°C / 32°F .8 oz. 82 g / 2.7 x 1.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.

25 m / 0. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0. diameter x length: 75.67 x 45 mm / 8. Weight: Approx.0 x 4. (From image sensor plane) Max. Weight: Approx.0 in. 231 .) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .5-5.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.8 in.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .2. magnification: 0.82 ft. magnification: 0.8 in.5 x 70 mm / 2.4 in. (327 x 503 mm / 12.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .4 x 101 mm / 3.3 .6 x 1. 200 g / 7.48 ft.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. diameter x length: 68.1 oz.45 m / 1.0 oz.25 m / 0.61 ft.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.49 m / 1. consult the respective lens maker.82 ft.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.1 x 5.7 x 2. (at 0.0 x 4.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .9 x 19.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . 455 g / 16.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. (75 x 112 mm / 3.5-5.8 in. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.

Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers.21 (also called “Exif Print”). SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C.” * Notice displayed in English as required.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. in the United States and other countries... Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. LLC. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. HDMI. etc. HDMI logo. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).0 and Exif 2. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard.g. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. 232 .

and accessories not specified in this booklet. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. chemical leakage. See a physician immediately. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. or clothing. • During the recharging. • If excessive heat. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. skin. . • Keep the back-up battery away from children. 233 . heat generation. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. It can cause blindness or skin problems. do not exceed the recharging time. accessories. Be careful not to get burned in the process. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. consult a physician immediately. remove it immediately. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. . and fire. deforms. . and explosions.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. This is to prevent electrical shock. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. connecting cables. skin. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.40°C (32°F . It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. death.104°F). etc. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. It may impair the person’s vision. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). and material damage. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock.Do not short-circuit. When using flash to photograph an infant. and clothing. keep at least 1 meter away.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . . changes color. follow the safeguards below: . flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. disassemble. It may cause an accident. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. excessive heat. power sources.Do not use any batteries. Also. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. smoke. If a child swallows the battery. or emits smoke or fumes. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes.

• Do not use paint thinner. . • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.When unplugging a power plug. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. . cut.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. or oily. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. follow the safeguards below: . Otherwise. Also do not twist or tie the cords. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. check if it is allowed. benzene. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. humid. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. . Doing so may cause injury. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. . • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. If the surrounding is dusty. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. 234 . . • To prevent fire and electrical shock. Doing so may damage your vision. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged.Do not scratch. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.

on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators.European Union (and EEA) only. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . This product should be handed over to a designated collection point.. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. (EEA: Norway. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.canon-europe. e. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. in accordance with the Battery Directive. For more information about the recycling of this product. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.com/environment. Cd = Cadmium. waste authority. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. please contact your local city office. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.g. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources.

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.......................... 123 SDHC/SDXC.................................. 144 Holding the camera.............. 112...............or 9-image index display................ 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off...67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ................................................. 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ... 79. 31 Card reminder ... 224 SD speed class ................... 143 Camera shake ......67 Aperture-priority AE ..............................71 4........... 55 Cable ......................................... 36 Settings display............................ 32................. 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ....Index 1280x720 . 160.......32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).45................. 96 Color temperature ................. 82 Bulb ...................148 2-sec.................. 84 C C (Creative Auto) ............................131 1st-curtain sync......................131 Battery Grip .......................................................160.....97.................................... 92 A A/V OUT....... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer......................... 106 Clear settings ...................................... 70 Contrast.............................. 52 Color space ... 138 Black-and-white image .67 AI Servo AF. 93 Built-in flash.... 208 Format....................................160...85 Adobe RGB.............. 169 Access lamp.............37 Card........96 AE lock................. 42 Problem............ 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)............ 35 ............................................................................... 2.....................76 Basic Zone modes ...........................80 B B/W (Monochrome)........ 3......20 Battery → Power 237 . 99 Color tone.................................................................. 216 Beeper........................... 169 Camera Camera shake......................156 640x480 ..........................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)......................27....148 2nd-curtain sync.. 31...........................................................131 1920x1080 ....................... 92 Continuous shooting......... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)............................................................................................................................................................... 64............................................ 167........80 Audio/video OUT............... 76..................... self-timer ........... 134 AEB............... 2 Center-weighted average metering ... 138 Eye-Fi............... 13..............

....... 132. 98 Flash exposure compensation............. 88 Focus confirmation light ..............87 Extension ............................................. 48 Format (card initialization)......................... 64 Custom Functions................................................ 120 Out of focus .................................................... 131 Full Auto .................. 47..........82 Dial...................................... 140 File size ................................ 214 Flash ........................................203 Depth-of-field preview..........................20 Custom Functions................... 68 AF-assist beam........................................................ 113 AF point selection ............... 147 Red-eye reduction ..........................70......................... 123.............. 46 Focus lock ........ 47..............171 Error codes ... 33.............................. 64 External Speedlite... ........................ 48 Focus mode switch ...................................208 Eyepiece cover ........................................................ 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .. 46 Full HD .29 DC coupler.....................................86 Exposure compensation ............................................................... 148 Built-in flash .Index Copyright information.......... 77 Digital terminal ..................... 65 Flash exposure compensation ................141 External Speedlite... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).........185 Drive mode ................................199 Creative Auto .............. 93 Firmware Ver................98 238 ....................... 160 D Date/Time ............................ 69 Focusing AF mode ...114 Faithful .....23.......................... 64 2nd-curtain sync ........... 49.... 131.......... 202 Manual focusing......... 72. 206 Eye-Fi card ..55 Creative Zone modes ....................................... 206 FE lock................................... 117........... 117.................................... 42 Frame rate............. 194 Beeper ....................... 66.................................. 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ...........................................................191 File number ........................................190 Clear all .........................190 List............................................ 88 Flash off .....224 Evaluative metering . 147............... 131 Full High-Definition..... 56 Flash-sync speed. 202 Recompose........16...............76 FE lock....... 149 Effective range ..36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF.. 192 Menu setting ..........151 E Erase (image) ..................147...................................176 Dioptric adjustment .............. 69...................... 71 Dust Delete Data ........................................

......... 157 L I ICC profile ..165 Erase ....................173 Histogram . 138 Image verification data ......................................... 63 G Grid display . 40 Screen color.................................................................................................. 63 ISO expansion ... 13 Auto off.........62. 197 Image Zone .........131...................................... 72 Index display ......................110....160...112.................. 20 Image-recording quality.............. 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .... 72 Jump display ................ 21......................... 18 Lens........168 High-Definition ........... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .............................................. 58..158 Playback .......35 Attaching/Detaching .......................................................... 173 View on TV .....................................170 Rotate ....... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .............................Index Function availability table........... 155 Protect ................... 33 .......157 Magnified view. 44 Image playback...................96 Image Auto playback ............ 159 Shooting information..................... 146 Brightness adjustment ..............................34 Landscape................................. 62 Auto. 30 LCD monitor ............ 160..........................................................................58..203 J JPEG ........................................................... 139 Display switching ............................................. 51.....................................174 Index............................. 146 Shooting settings display .171 Highlight alert.... 113 239 ...........................173 Highlight detail loss .................................173 Highlight tone priority ...........156 Jump display (Image browsing)................ 167 Highlight alert ............142.................................................................................................174 Household power ............ 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction............................ 151 Image review time ............. 75 Language selection ..... 167 Image area........... 134 H HDMI............ 156 ISO speed .................................... 155 Menu screen ......... 104 Live mode (AF).....................................................210 Image dust prevention.....160.............................

................ 43 M M (Manual exposure)......107 Focusing.................................................. 193 Long exposure ........ 158 Malfunction ......... 120 Maximum burst ...............212 My Menu........................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....... 123 Sound recording .....................................69......................... 54 Night scene ..... 214 240 .... 160..................83......................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ........ 195 Mode Dial............ 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ........... 193 Nomenclature.................... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ..............112..................22 NTSC .. 70...20 Monochrome.Index Live View shooting....109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format.................. 66 One-Shot AF ........................................86 Metering timer... 66 P P (Program AE)..... 127 Movie crop ..............112 Possible shots ..... 131 Manual exposure shooting................ 164 Enjoying ....................... 131 Playback ....106.................................... 76 Night Portrait ......................... 131........................................................................................ 132 Frame rate ............ 134 Still photo shooting............................42.................. 127 Manual focusing................218 Manual exposure .. 84.134 Mirror lockup ............. 160 File size..............113 Grid display .........................................................69...................................... 74.......83 Magnified view ................. 129 View on TV ........ 60 PAL.......... 162 Recording size ................................ 167 My Menu ........................................................................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .. 16 .....73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .........40 Metering mode............................................ 120 Microphone .................................................................................................................................................120...... 131 Recording time................. 131........... 132 Shooting....................................... 198 N Neutral......................................198 Setting operation .........................................

............................................74 Recharge...................................72 Playback ..Index Paper settings (printing).......................... 126................................94 Pixels ................60 Program shift ......................24 Switch .............58..... 24 Red-eye reduction ... 71 Sensor cleaning..176 Page layout.................... 75 Possible shots.....86 Peripheral illumination correction ..183 Program AE ............................................................ 144 Rotate (image).........................27............................180........ 159 S Safety warnings.......... 71..................183 Trimming.................................185 Printing effects .................... 31 Remote control shooting............................ 204 Revert to default settings................................................ 92 Shooting information display ............................ 155 Portrait ...28....................... 133........................................... 109 Recharge .................................................................................. 72 ......................175 Picture Style Adjustment...... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ................................... 72 .....50....................................74 RAW+JPEG......................... 54........28 Household power.....................28......... 139 Battery check........178 Partial metering.......................... 233 Saturation ....................179 Paper settings.................. 153 Sepia (Monochrome).........................................38 Quick mode (AF).......................................38 Quick Control screen ...........118 241 ................... 109 Power Auto power off ................. 27..................91 Selection.......203 Possible shots ................... 65 Release shutter without card......................104 PictBridge..... 93 Sharpness ..............170 R RAW ........... 142....179 Print Order (DPOF)...................................................27 Printing................. 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ........... 150...61 Protect (image erase-protection)......... 110........75 User defined ........... 57...... 182 Tilt correction .

.....................55 1 (Full Auto)....216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ..46 7 (Flash Off) ................. 160.......... 99 Personal.............................................................................165 Sound recording .......................................93 Trimming (printing).......................................................60 C (Creative Auto) .................................54 k (Movie shooting).........................82 Strap .........18 Shutter button ....................................................................................................................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ......80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)..................50 3 (Landscape) ...... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ....Index Shooting mode.......37 Shutter-priority AE ..............162 Sports................. 102 Correction ...............53 Spot metering.............96 Standard ............................49 2 (Portrait) .....................................................................78 P (Program AE) .....183 242 ..51 4 (Close-up) .................85 M (Manual exposure) .........20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ...............123 Shooting settings display ......................23 System map.......................................................................... 167 Viewfinder ...............78 Slide show .................................................. 100 T Tone priority .......................................................................................................... 101 Custom ....................................................................................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ... 214 View on TV............... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ......................86 sRGB .....53 6 (Night Portrait) .............................. 19 Dioptric adjustment .... 169......52 5 (Sports)...................... 99 Bracketing.................................134 Speaker....... 78 V Video system........75 Stopped-down aperture ...........

.250 p.......253 p................A Live View Shooting...........250 p.Z: ISO Speed ..254 p.250 p....i Drive Mode ............E: AF Mode....Image-recording Quality ......244 p..247 p........250 p...249 p..............p.s: Shutter-priority AE ......255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .245 p.............Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ......S AF Point ........p...Creative Zone Modes .......Image Playback ......................251 p.....d: Program AE .......p..259 243 ....p.....Using the Built-in Flash...252 p.............246 p.........254 p........................Basic Zone Modes ....Nomenclature ....257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .........................f: Aperture-priority AE..256 Installing the Software .................................249 p...........Q Quick Control Screen ......252 p.........................246 p........................k Shooting Movies .Custom Functions ..............Picture Style ........251 p.............

3. press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the tab. After setting the item. Press <0> to display the setting. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 .Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 2. 4. then press the <V> key to select the desired item.

Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. press the <Q> button. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). The Quick Control screen will appear. 245 . you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. then turn the <6> dial to set it.

For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. then press <0>. Black-and-white images. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. Press the <U> key to select the quality. then press <0>. then press <0>. see the camera’s instruction manual. 246 . Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. You just press the shutter button. and the camera does the rest. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). Turn the <6> dial to set the function. then shoot.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. then press the <S> key to select the function.) Press the <Q> button. 249 .

turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. The aperture will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. then focus the subject.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. The shutter speed will be set automatically. then focus the subject. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. If the aperture display blinks. 250 . Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. If the shutter speed display blinks. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking.

Press the <S> key to select the AF point. While looking at the viewfinder. Press the <ZE> button. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. 251 . then press <0>. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode.

When “AUTO” is selected. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. When you press the shutter button halfway. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed is set automatically. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. 252 . then press <0>.

Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. To change the Live View settings.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press the shutter button. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. press <A> again. To shoot still photos. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. 256 . Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer.

B When installation ends. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. To download images from the cameras. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. uninstall the software. remove the CD.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 5 Once your computer has restarted. the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Restart]. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). If not necessary. The software will not be installed correctly. 257 .

and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. On your computer’s desktop. If not necessary. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). When installation ends.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. To download images from the cameras. 5 Remove the CD.4 . uninstall the software. 4 Click [Finish].10. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. the window for Step 4 appears. 258 .

To save the PDF manual to your computer. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 3 Double-click the START. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. Double-click on the CD icon. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 2 Open the CD. Then select your language. 259 . use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Double-click the START. 2 Open the CD. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).pdf files. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Acrobat Reader (version 6.pdf files.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Then select your language.

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